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How to diagnose Kia check engine light using an OBD-II scanner and how to replace the camshaft position sensor B - faulty code P0365.

Table of Contents

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Connect the OBD-II scanner into the OBD-II port below the dashboard.The OBD-II port of the Kia Optima.

     

  2. Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to the accessories position.
  3. Go to the diagnostic menu on the scanner.Going to the Diagnostic Menu on the Scanner.

     

  4. Select read codes and check stored codes on the scanner.Checking the stored codes on the scanner.

     

  5. The scanner will show faulty code P0365 - Camshaft Position Sensor B Circuit Bank 1.Faulty Code P0365 Camshaft Position Sensor B.

     

  6. Pull the hood release under the dashboard.The hood release of the Kia Optima.

     

  7. Unlock the hood latch on the vehicle's front by sliding the tab on the hood latch.Sliding the tab to the left to unlock the hood latch.

     

  8. Pull the hood up until the hood stays in the open position.Pulling up the hood of the Kia Optima.

     

  9. Remove the engine cover by pulling it up.Removing the engine cover of the Kia Optima.

     

  10. Locate the camshaft position sensor B on the back right side of the engine.The Location of the Camshaft Position Sensor B Circuit Bank 1 of Kia Optima.

     

  11. Disconnect the electrical connector of the camshaft position sensor by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.
  12. Remove the 10mm bolt holding the sensor by turning it counterclockwise using a 10mm socket.
  13. Remove the camshaft position sensor by pulling it out of the vehicle.
  14. Line up the new camshaft position and press it in to set it into place.
  15. Reinstall the 10mm bolt on the sensor by turning it clockwise using a 10mm socket.
  16. Reconnect the electrical connector of the camshaft position sensor.
  17. Reinstall the engine cover by lining it up back to the engine and pressing it until it snaps into place.
  18. Go back inside the vehicle and erase the codes on the scanner.
  19. Reconnect the OBD-II scanner and clear the fault code. 

P0365 fault code may also affect Hyundai vehicles equipped with the same engine. 

Kia Hyundai P0365 Code-Camshaft Position Sensor B Fix How to diagnose Kia check engine light using an OBD-II scanner and how to replace the camshaft position sensor B - faulty code P0365.